Who We Are

Overview


MS-HIN is a state organization dedicated to helping health care providers securely share clinical information electronically.

The ability to access critical patient information at the point-of-care is the foundation for improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and cost of health care in Mississippi and nationwide. With the patient’s consent, MS-HIN makes all relevant information available to providers treating a patient. In this way, informed decisions can be made about the patient’s care.

Funding for the statewide health information exchange (HIE) was received by Mississippi in 2010 as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).

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Goal and Objectives

The goal of the MS-HIN is to implement a secure, trusted health information exchange that provides a patient’s complete medical history at the point of care fostering better quality care in a more efficient manner. To achieve this goal, we have established the following objectives:

  • Be patient-centric: First and foremost, all efforts will focus on patient privacy, patient outcomes, and patient safety;
  • Timely Exchange of Information: Make all relevant health care information available where and when it is needed;
  • Engage stakeholders: Efforts must create value for all participants - statewide, regionally, and for each stakeholder’s interest. To promote acceptance and adoption, it is important to communicate with and educate all participants early and often regarding the value and benefits of HIE;
  • Promote statewide HIE solutions: Every region of Mississippi is different and should be given the flexibility and standards to fit into the emerging HIE infrastructure in the way that is appropriate to service patients and protect patient health data;
  • Build stakeholder trust: Create and foster trust by and between health care stakeholders to further the willingness to exchange health care information and data; and
  • Build stakeholder trust: Create and foster trust by and between health care stakeholders to further the willingness to exchange health care information and data; and
  • Provide a financially sustainable HIE that is not reliant on long-term public or grant funding.

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